Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Eliza Rose celebrates Hackney's LGBTQ+ nightlife, Drake divides the timeline and Steve Lacy returns with a bossa nova-inspired single.

Want to keep up with the best new music?

Listen to this playlist, which we lovingly update every week.

Eliza Rose – B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)

An emotive, dimly-lit club anthem from the London artist, who pays tribute to Hackney’s LGBTQ+ nightlife in the video.

Drake – Massive

Drizzy dropped a house album and Twitter exploded.

Duke Deuce – Just Say That ft. Glorilla

Self-proclaimed Crunkstar Duke Deuce enlists underground Memphis rapper Glorilla for this trunk-rattling banger, which samples the ominous soundtrack to a 40s war film.

Beabadoobee – 10:36

Another sugary grunge banger from our cover star. Check out what went down at our intimate Beabadoobee + Friends house party last week.

Steve Lacy – Mercury

Lacy tries out a classic Brazilian bossa nova sound for the first taste of his new album, Gemini Rights.

FKA twigs – Killer

twigs embraces brutality of heartbreak, as well as the bounce back: Like the wildest plucked roses, I find myself more beautifully delicately wilted, in shadow, forced solace, darkened at the edges and achingly thirsting to be tended to again,” she said in Killers press notes.


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